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Keeneland Sales Graduates Led by Travers Winner Arrogate Capture Four Grade 1 Stakes at Saratoga

August 29, 2016

September Sale graduates win 35 Grade/Group 1 stakes to date in 2016

LEXINGTON, KY (Aug. 29, 2016) – Keeneland sales graduates triumphed in four Grade 1 stakes on Saturday at Saratoga, headlined by Arrogate’s track record-setting, 13½-length score in the Travers (G1). 

Stablemates Arrogate and Drefong, decisive winner of the Ketel One King’s Bishop (G1), were both sold at Keeneland’s 2014 September Yearling Sale. So far this year, September Sale graduates have won 35 Grade/Group 1 stakes in the U.S. and abroad.

On the same race card, two November Breeding Stock Sale graduates punched their tickets to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships with Grade 1 wins: Cavorting took the Personal Ensign (G1) to earn a trip to the Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) and Haveyougoneaway secured a berth in the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1) with a victory in the Ballerina (G1).


Click here to visit the September Sale microsite that features profiles of grade/group stakes-winning sales graduates, stakes replays and video of each horse selling at Keeneland. The site will be updated through the summer, leading up to the Monday, Sept. 12, start of the 2016 September Sale.



Keeneland September Yearling Sales graduates finished 1-2 in the Travers S. (G1) on 8/27 at Saratoga:

1- ARROGATE, 3YO colt by Ubridled’s Song – Bubbler ($560,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Clearsky Farms, agent; Buyer- Juddmonte Farms) (career 5-4-0-1, $784,600) O- Juddmonte Farms; B- Clearsky Farms (KY); T- Bob Baffert (Click here to view Arrogate’s  profile page featuring Travers race replay.)

2- American Freedom, 3YO colt by Pulpit – Gottcha Last ($500,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Greenfield Farm; Buyer- Ben Glass, agent) O- Gary & Mary West; B- Centaur Farms (KY); T- Bob Baffert

Keeneland sales alumni ran 1-2 in the Personal Ensign S. (G1) on 8/27 at Saratoga:

1- CAVORTING, 4YO filly by Bernardini – Promenade Girl ($360,000, 2012 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Stonestreet Stables) (career 13-8-1-1, $2,063,000) O- Stonestreet Stables; B- Swettenham Stud (KY); T- Kiaran McLaughlin

2- Curalina, 4YO filly by Curlin – Whatdreamsrmadeof ($125,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Eclipse/Dogwood) O- Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners; B- CASA Farms (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

HAVEYOUGONEAWAY, 5YO mare by Congrats – One Wise Cowgirl ($1,200, 2013 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent; Buyer- Champion Racing Stable) Won Ballerina S. (G1) on 8/27 at Saratoga (career 26-11-4-6, $897,425) O- Gary Barber & Sequel Racing; B- Andy & Susan Beadnell (NY); T- Tom Morley

Keeneland sales graduates finished 1-2-3 in the Ketel One King’s Bishop S. (G1) on 8/27 at Saratoga:

1- DREFONG, 3YO colt by Gio Ponti – Eltimaas ($200,000, 2013 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Blackburn Farm, agent, Buyer- Woods Edge Farm; $450,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Woods Edge Farm, agent, Buyer- Tanma Corp.) (career 5-4-0-0, $378,040) O- Charles Chu; B- Frederick Allor, Michael Barnett & Anthony Warrender; T- Bob Baffert (Click here to view Drefong’s profile page featuring Ketel One King’s Bishop race replay.)

2- Economic Model, 3YO colt by Flatter – Queen of America ($150,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Claiborne Farm, agent; Buyer- Northway Bloodstock) O- Klaravich Stables & William H. Lawrence; B- Claiborne Farm (KY); T- Chad Brown

3- Noholdingback Bear, 3YO colt by Put It Back – Pleasant Quality ($25,000, 2014 Jan Horses of All Ages, Consignor- Denali Stud, agent; Buyer- Bear Stables) O- Bear Stables; B- Jerry Jamgotchian (KY); T- Michael De Paulo

MIDNIGHT MILEY, 4YO filly by Midnight Lute – Moneybru ($45,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Hill ‘n’ Dale Sales Agency, agent; Buyer- Tom McCrocklin, agent) Won Seaway S. (G3) on 8/27 at Woodbine (career 15-6-1-1, $286,056) O- Little Red Feather Racing; B- Mark Seacrest (KY); T- Julia Carey

GENRE, 4YO filly by Bernardini – French Park ($200,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Gainesway, agent; Buyer- Cheyenne Stables) Won $200,000 Lady Jacqueline S. on 8/27 at Thistledown (career 11-5-4-0, $348,300) O- Cheyenne Stables; B- William Graves & Gainesway Thoroughbreds (KY); T- Todd Pletcher

ACCELERATE, 3YO colt by Lookin At Lucky – Issues ($380,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Bluewater Sales, agent; Buyer- L.E.B.) Won $100,690 Shared Belief S. on 8/26 at Del Mar (career 5-2-1-1, $116,880) O- Hronis Racing; B- Mike Abraham (KY); T- John Sadler

FAIR POINT, 4YO filly by Smart Strike – Fair Rose ($310,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Lane’s End, agent; Buyer- Niall Brennan, agent) Won $100,000 Smart N Fancy S. on 8/28 at Saratoga (career 12-4-6-1, $309,850) O- Stuart S. Janney III; B- WinStar Farm, M R Capital & Sam-Son Farm (KY); T- Shug McGaughey

MR MAYBE, 5YO gelding by Ghostzapper – Regal Approval ($3,000, 2011 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Montessori Farm, agent; Buyer- Forty Coats) Won $100,000 John’s Call S. on 8/24 at Saratoga (career 16-5-1-4, $392,350) O- Dubb, Head of Plains Partners, Highclere America & Bethlehem Stables; B- Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings, Liberation Farm et al (KY); T- Chad Brown

MAJESTIC PRIDE, 4YO colt by Artie Schiller – Blush On Cue ($42,000, 2013 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Eaton Sales, agent; Buyer- Jeff Ryan & Gary Chanen) Won $75,000 Brooks Fields S. on 8/27 at Canterbury (career 16-6-2-4, $196,909) O- Hugh Robertson, Jeff Ryan & Gary Chanen; B- St. George Farm (KY); T- McLean Robertson

OPPORTUNISTIC, 3YO gelding by Sky Mesa – Mona Quita ($20,000, 2013 Nov Breeding Stock, Consignor- Three Chimneys Sales, agent, Buyer- Sassu LLC; $50,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- Four Star Sales, agent, Buyer- Mike Puhich, agent) Won $50,000 Sir Winston Churchill Derby Trial H. on 8/22 at Hastings (career 8-4-0-0, $109,972) O- Mark DeDomenico & North American Thoroughbred Horse Company; B- Sassu, Philip & Brenda Robertson (KY); T- Troy Taylor

VICTRESS, 3YO filly by Include – Shining Victory ($47,000, 2014 Sept Yearling, Consignor- St. George Sales, agent; Buyer- Mike Puhich, agent) Won $50,000 Hong Kong Jockey Club H. on 8/22 at Hastings (career 2-1-1-0, $26,763) O- Victoria & Robert Gilker; B- Judy Hicks (KY); T- Robert Gilker